EPUB 3 is Coming!

The EPUB 3 specification for electronic books and other publications should be finalized later this summer.

EPUB is an XML and Web Standards based format developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). EPUB 3 is a major revision of the standard that aligns EPUB with HTML5 and adds support for video, audio, interactivity, vertical writing and other global language capabilities, improved accessibility, MathML, and styling and layout enhancements.

Look for EPUB 3 reader software to appear in 2012.

(IDPF is a not for profit organization with over 200 members, comprising publishers, vendors, libraries and organizations from over twenty-five different countries. For more information, visit http://idpf.org)